Day: July 4, 2022

Education

Schools struggling to provide hot nutritious meals due to supply chain issues and soaring costs

It is becoming “increasingly difficult” for schools to provide hot and nutritious meals to pupils as food companies grapple with soaring inflation and supply chain issues, an industry body has warned. The vast majority of school caterers are experiencing shortages or items being substituted, according to a new survey of providers. More than three quarters […]

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NHS to trial drone delivery for chemotherapy drugs

The NHS is to use drones to courier chemotherapy drugs in a bid to speed up the delivery of vital medicines. It is hoped that using drone technology will one day enable doctors to make “same-day delivery” orders for drugs and medical equipment from anywhere in the country. A pilot scheme is to be launched […]

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Hangover pill on sale in UK ‘to help drinkers wake up feeling their best’

A hangover-busting pill that is claimed to help drinkers “wake up feeling their best” has gone on sale in the UK. Myrkl is said to leave drinkers feeling fresh by accelerating the breakdown of alcohol in the gut before it reaches the liver. Two pills should be taken at least an hour before alcohol consumption […]

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Covid-positive hospital patients in England now over 10,000

Almost one-tenth of hospital beds in England are filled with Covid positive patients as case numbers jumped to more than 10,000. The latest NHS figures for Covid hospital admissions show the number of positive patients in hospital was up by 37 per cent on Monday to 10,658, from 7,822 in the week prior. The data […]

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Science

Study unravels mystery of how pandas became vegetarians around six million years ago

Scientists have found the earliest fossil evidence of a thumb-like sixth digit used by giant pandas to grip bamboo stems, an advance that suggests the bear’s vegetarian diet may have originated at least six million years ago. A greatly enlarged wrist bone called the radial sesamoid was discovered in fossils in southwest China’s Yunnan province […]

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Doctor, 85, who lied about his age admits killing woman with botched routine procedure

A doctor who previously lied about his age has admitted gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a woman in a botched routine procedure at a Greater Manchester hospital. Despite objections from the patient and her husband, 85-year-old Dr Isyaka Mamman attempted the “highly dangerous” procedure of taking a bone marrow sample from the woman’s […]

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Blood test could predict future risk of leukaemia, study suggests

A blood test could help better predict the risk of leukaemia in older people and ultimately improve early diagnosis of the disease, new research suggests. By identifying those most at risk it should be possible to provide preventive or early treatment to improve patient outcomes, experts say. In the UK, 28 new patients are diagnosed […]

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Business

SAS strike: Airline’s ‘future at stake’ as pilots walk out

As hundreds of pilots working for SAS walk out, affecting 30,000 passengers per day, the Scandinavian airline’s boss has called the strike “reckless” – warning that it puts the company’s future at risk. Members of the pilots’ unions have been threatening to take industrial action since 9 June. Talks between management and the unions have […]

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Business

EasyJet operations chief resigns as peak season begins

The chief operating officer of Britain’s biggest budget airline has resigned just as the peak summer season gets under way. Peter Bellew apparently left easyJet on Friday 1 July “to pursue other business opportunities”. Since international air travel restarted at scale in March this year, easyJet has struggled to operate the schedule it promised. Thousands […]

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